ECON 895: Special Topics in Economics

ECON 895-005: Practical Computational Mthds
(Fall 2021)

03:00 PM to 04:15 PM TR

Horizon Hall 4000

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Section Information for Fall 2021

Prerequisite: Introductory Microeconomics

Course Description: The field of economics is becoming increasingly computational. This means if you want to be competitive in the job market you must learn how to think in terms of computational algorithms and be able to program these algorithms on a computer.  In this course, you will learn how to program and study standard economics models using a ubiquitous, general purpose, programming language called Python.  You will also be introduced to the scientific programming stack, including NumPy, SymPy, Pandas, Matplotlib, and Statsmodels.  Students will be graded on two major projects: risk preferences and sequential decision making under uncertainty.  This course assumes you have no previous programming experience.     

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Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3

Topics vary according to interests of instructor. Emphasizes new areas of discipline. May be repeated within the term.
Specialized Designation: Topic Varies
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate or Non-Degree.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Schedule Type: Lecture
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.

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